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Tamil Nadu Local Body Election Results Highlights: DMK wins District Panchayats and Panchayat Unions; AIADMK comes second

Tamil Nadu (TN) Local Body Election Results 2019, Tamil Nadu Panchayat Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates: MK Stalin said the DMK and its alliance partners have achieved victory despite the partisan attitude of the Election Commission and AIADMK's money power.

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Tamil Nadu Local Body (Panchayat) Election Results 2019 Highlights: The counting of votes for the rural local body elections in Tamil Nadu has been completed in most places. The Election Commission is likely to announce the results any time soon. The rural election for 91,975 posts was held in two phases on December 27 and 30. Over 2.31 lakh candidates contested for the posts which include district ward panchayat members, panchayat union ward members, village panchayat presidents and village panchayat ward members. According to the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission, the first phase witnessed a voter turnout of 76.19 per cent and in the second phase election 77.73 per cent votes were polled.

As per the latest reports, out of the 5,090 panchayat union wards, DMK along with his partners Congress, CPI, CPI (M) have won in 2,225 seats. Similarly of the 515 district panchayat wards, DMK and its partners won 239 seats. The ruling AIADMK government along with its partners BJP, DMDK managed to secure 1,847 seats in panchayat union and 195 seats in district panchayats.

DMK leader MK Stalin said DMK and its alliance partners have achieved the victory in the local body election despite the partisan attitude of the Election Commission and AIADMK’s money power.

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Highlights

    00:02 (IST)05 Jan 2020
    DMK moves High Court over the counting process

    The rural local body elections for 91,975 posts were held in two phases on December 27 and 30 in 315 centres across the state. The counting process began on Thursday at 8 am amidst tight security. During counting, DMK leader MK Stalin approached Election Commissioner R Palanisamy alleging irregularities in the process. He claimed AIADMK, with the help of officials, were refusing to declare results, particularly in the constituencies of the CM and deputy CM.

    READ | DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls

    The EC quashed the allegation, saying it was working round the clock to ensure a fair election. However, Stalin approached the EC again at midnight and sought justice. He threatened to sit on a fast at the EC’s office if appropriate action was no taken. Meanwhile, DMK approached the Madras High Court alleging irregularities and unusual delay in declaring winners. The court adjourned the case after issuing notice to the EC to file an affidavit and submit CCTV footage from counting centres.

    23:53 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    ‘Won’t call it a defeat for AIADMK’, says Raveendran Duraiswamy

    Speaking to indianexpress.com, political commentator Raveendran Duraisamy said it is a victory for both DMK and AIADMK. “I won’t call this as a defeat to AIADMK, after their abysmal performance in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, they have come back strongly, Edappadi has proved that he is a fine administrator. He didn’t commit the same mistake; he gave his alliance partners minimal seats and made his party contest in the majority of the areas."

    READ | DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls

    “In the Parliament election, it was projected as DMK vs others because people weren’t sure of Edappadi’s administrative skills, and they just wanted to vote against Modi. But now the arithmetics have changed, it is going to be DMK vs AIADMK in the upcoming election,” he said.

    23:40 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    Regained people’s trust, say EPS-OPS

    In a joint statement, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palanisamy and his deputy O Panneerselvam claimed they have regained the people’s trust with the victory. “I thank the people of Tamil Nadu for making the AIADMK and their alliance candidates win this election by a huge margin. We lost the Parliamentary election due to various reasons, but due to our party cadre’s hard work and various achievements of the government, we have gained the trust of the TN people,” the statement read.

    READ | DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls

    Former AIADMK MP Anwhar Raajhaa said his party failed to attract the minority vote bank because of its stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Raajhaa’s son and daughter, who had contested the polls for the posts of panchayat union ward members, lost.

    23:32 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    Stalin terms DMK’s win a ‘thumping victory’

    DMK chief M K Stalin called the election results a thumping victory for DMK despite the partisan attitude of the Election Commission and AIADMK’s money power.

    READ | DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls

    “People’s power can overcome any anarchy and unscrupulous activities. The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK and their dissatisfaction over the AIADMK government. The elected local representatives will serve the people better and honest. The local body elections should have been held in 2016, but the ruling party was afraid to meet the people and hence kept postponing it. It’s only after an order from the Supreme Court and High Court, the EC agreed to conduct elections,” Stalin said.

    23:24 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    Elections see a see-saw battle between AIADMK and DMK

    In Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam and Dindigul districts, the DMK won more than 100 seats. But the AIADMK passed the 100-seat mark only in the Cuddalore district.

    READ | DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls

    In Erode Nammakal, Thoothukudi and Salem the ruling government managed to defeat DMK by a small margin. Apart from the Dravidian parties, TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK which wasn’t considered a threat sprung a surprise by winning 95 panchayat union seats.

    23:00 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    DMK, AIADMK win in 13 districts each for District Panchayats

    DMK and AIADMK won 13 districts apiece in the elections held for the post of district ward panchayat members. In Ariyalur, Karur, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Thoothukudi, Theni, Namakkal, Cuddalore, Salem, Dharmapuri, Erode, Virudhunagar and Kanniyakumari districts AIADMK-led alliance managed to secure victory.

    READ | DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls

    Similarly, DMK extended its dominance in Tiruvallur, Krishnagiri, Thanjavur, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Neelagiri, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, and Madurai.

    22:57 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    DMK establishes clear leads in rural local body elections

    The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body elections in Tamil Nadu, held after a gap of eight years. In the polls held in 27 districts of the state, the ruling AIADMK and its allies were relegated to the second spot.

    READ | DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls

    As per latest reports, out of the 5,090 panchayat union wards, the opposition parties won 2,316 seats (DMK – 2091, Congress – 131, CPI – 62, CPI(M) – 33) and the ruling alliance managed to secure 2,167 seats (AIADMK- 1762, PMK -224, DMDK – 97, BJP – 84). Other smaller parties secured 796 seats. Of the panchayat union wards, DMK garnered 41.10 per cent of the vote share while the AIADMK secured 34.64 per cent.

    Of the 515 district panchayat wards, the opposition parties won 267 seats (DMK – 243, Congress – 15, CPI – 7, CPI(M) -2) while the AIADMK alliance bagged 240 seats (AIADMK – 214, PMK – 16, BJP – 7. DMDK – 3). In district panchayat wards, DMK secured 47.18 per cent of votes while the AIADMK secured 41.55 per cent of votes.

    07:53 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    The DMK-led alliance continues to lead the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 268, AIADMK - 243, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2346, AIADMK - 2182, Others - 558

    07:01 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 5086 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 513 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 7 am, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 5086 candidates out of 5090 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 513 candidates out of 515.

    07:01 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    As of 7 am, the DMK-led alliance continues to lead the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 268, AIADMK - 243, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2346, AIADMK - 2182, Others - 558

    06:58 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    Welcome to today's live blog

    Good morning!
    Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on counting of votes across Tamil Nadu following the rural local body elections. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the city in real time.

    01:21 (IST)04 Jan 2020
    Live blog to begin at 7 am on Saturday

    With this, we come to the end of today's live blog. Thank you for staying with us. We will be back at 7 am on Saturday to bring you live news updates of the counting process in Tamil Nadu.

    Watch this space for more information and follow the blog to get live news updates on the counting process in Tamil Nadu.

    23:03 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 5086 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 513 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 11 pm, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 5086 candidates out of 5090 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 513 candidates out of 515.

    22:25 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK continues to remain in the lead for the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 268, AIADMK - 243, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2346, AIADMK - 2182, Others - 558

    21:51 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 5086 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 513 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 9.50 pm, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 5086 candidates out of 5090 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 513 candidates out of 515.

    21:09 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK continues to remain in the lead for the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 268, AIADMK - 243, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2346, AIADMK - 2182, Others - 558

    20:45 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 5086 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 513 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 8.45 pm, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 5086 candidates out of 5090 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 513 candidates out of 515.

    20:08 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK continues to remain in the lead for the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 267, AIADMK - 243, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2346, AIADMK - 2182, Others - 558

    19:48 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 5086 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 512 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 7.50 pm, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 5086 candidates out of 5090 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 512 candidates out of 515.

    19:38 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK continues to remain in the lead for the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 267, AIADMK - 243, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2346, AIADMK - 2182, Others - 558

    19:21 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Candidates who won being abducted: CPI State Secretary

    CPI State Secretary, Mutharasan has alleged that the candidates who won the Tamil Nadu rural body elections were being abducted. He made the allegations while addressing reporters in Chennai today. 

    Regarding DMK leader M K Stalin's complaint to the State Election Commission (SEC) that the results of candidates backed by the DMK alliance was being withheld, Mutharasan said that the DMK-led alliance had been successful in overcoming obstacles while announcing the results.

    19:11 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Knew that she would lose, says Anwar Raja on daughter's defeat

    Speaking about his daughter's defeat in the local body elections, AIADMK MP Anwar Raja said, "I knew that she would lose however, I still made her contest the elections. 

    18:46 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 5031 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 512 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 6.45 pm, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 5031 candidates out of 5067 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 512 candidates out of 515.

    18:26 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK is maintaining a strong position as it leads the seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 266, AIADMK - 240, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2330, AIADMK - 2165, Others - 536

    16:45 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 5031 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 506 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 4.45 pm, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 5031 candidates out of 5067 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 506 candidates out of 515.

    16:18 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK is maintaining a strong position as it leads the seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 261, AIADMK - 242, Others - 3

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2330, AIADMK - 2165, Others - 536

    15:28 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Thumping victory for DMK alliance in the election, says chief MK Stalin

    With few hours to go for the final results of the civic polls, DMK leader MK Stalin has called the election a thumping victory for DMK and its alliance.  In a statement issued today, Stalin said DMK has achieved victory despite the partisan attitude of the Election Commission and AIADMK's money power. "People's power can overcome any anarchy and unscrupulous activities. The results are a testament that people believe in DMK. The elected local representatives of the DMK alliance will serve the people better and honest. The local body elections should be held in 2016 itself, but due to fear of facing the public, the AIADMK government kept postponing it. The election commission was forced to conduct the elections because of the stringent instructions from the judiciary. DMK candidates were leading in the votes right from the start and the AIADMK couldn't resist that. With the help of EC, they tried all the malpractices to deny our victory. I approached the EC Yesterday at 2 pm and asked them why they were delaying to announce the winners and asked if they are scared of Chief Minister? I went there again at 11 pm to report the irregularities in the counting process, but they ignored us. Despite all these odds, DMK has emerged victorious. I assure you that the elected DMK and our alliance representatives will towards the welfare of the people, they will put an end to humongous corruption happening in the local bodies," the statement read.

    14:29 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    The DMK is maintaining a strong lead in the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 260, AIADMK - 240, Others - 3

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2330, AIADMK - 2165, Others - 536

    13:59 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Observers appointed at polling stations

    The Central Election Commission has appointed six central government officials as observers at each polling station in the state, as counting for the Tamil Nadu rural local body elections is underway.

    13:42 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK retains the lead in the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 261, AIADMK - 240, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2295, AIADMK - 2103, Others - 539

    13:12 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 4937 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 503 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 1 pm, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 4937 candidates out of 5067 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 503 candidates out of 515.

    12:47 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    People didn't vote for AIADMK because of DMK's false propoganda : Former AIADMK MP Anwhar Raajhaa

    Former AIADMK MP Anwhar Raajhaasaid his party failed to attract the minority vote bank because of the false propaganda by DMK. Speaking to the reporters, he said "DMK and their alliance partners made false propaganda about CAA in the minority populated areas.  People believed CAA will affect them and that's the reason they didn't vote for our party," he said. 

    12:40 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    The DMK is continuing to lead the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 260, AIADMK - 240, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2295, AIADMK - 2103, Others - 539

    12:12 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    72-year-old man dies after being elected as the Panchayath President

    Manivel, a  72-year-old individual candidate who was elected as the Panchayath President in Adhanur town in Perambalur district died today due to Ill health.  He contested in Auto-rickshaw symbol and secured 962 votes. The unfortunate incident happened just a few hours after he received the certificate from the EC. 

    11:57 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting concludes in few districts

    Counting of votes, which began at 8 am on Thursday in 27 districts across the state has concluded in Namakkal, Sivaganga, Salem, Trichy, Nilgiris, Madurai, Thoothukudi, Theni and Dindigul districts.

    11:47 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    We accept people's mandate : Deputy Chief Minister O.Pannerselvam

    With the counting process likely to conclude by 5 p.m. today, the deputy chief minister O.Pannerselvam said that his party accepts the people's mandate. 'Irrespective of the poll outcome, we bow our head and accept the people's mandate,' he said.

    11:42 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK-led alliance continues to lead in both Panchayat Unions and District Panchayats

    The initial trends suggest a setback for the ruling AIADMK party. The DMK-led alliance is powering through the counting and leading the tally for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member seats. As per the latest reports, in District Panchayat, DMK alliance is leading in 251 places and the AIADMK alliance is leading in 213 places.  In Panchayat Unions, DMK is leading in 2,263 places and AIADMK has secured lead in 1,1946 places. 

    11:30 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    DMK leads seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member, District Panchayat Ward Member

    DMK continues to lead the battle for seats for Panchayat Union Ward Member and District Panchayat Ward Member, while the AIADMK is trailing marginally.

    District Panchayat leads:
    DMK - 260, AIADMK - 240, Others - 2

    Panchayat union leads:
    DMK - 2263, AIADMK - 2049, Others - 517

    10:47 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Stalin is running the party 10 times better than former leader Kalaignar : DMK Principal Secretary TR Balu

    DMK Principal Secretary and parliamentary party leader TR Balu heaped praise on MK Stalin today. After meeting the election commissioner regarding the alleged irregularities in the counting process, Balu said Stalin is working tirelessly to make his party sweep the local body polls. "Our leader lodged a complaint to the election commissioner yesterday regarding the malpractices in the counting centers. He came twice Yesterday and I have come today to report the irregularities, but the EC has not taken any action.  DMK alliance candidates have won in most places, but the EC hasn't announced them as winners, I don't understand why they are delaying the results. Counting of votes has been completed in many places like Ramanathapuram, Karur, but the DMK alliance candidates who have emerged victorious, haven't been provided with the certificate. We have already approached the HC, we will fight for justice. Our leader Stalin has sent a clear message to all our cadres, he is not going to take things lightly. He is emerging as a national leader,  the entire country is watching him closely. He is running the party 10 times better than our former leader Kalaignar," Balu said. 

    10:17 (IST)03 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes completed for 4548 Panchayat Union Ward Member candidates, 449 District Panchayat Ward Member candidates

    As of 10.15 am, counting of votes for the post of Panchayat Union Ward Member has been completed for 4548 candidates out of 5067 who contested for the post.

    Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the post of District Panchayat Ward Member has been completed for 449 candidates out of 515.

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    Tamil Nadu Local Body Election Results LIVE Updates: In a first, Tamil Nadu will not be holding simultaneous elections for its urban and rural local bodies owing to “administrative reasons”. The state election commission on Monday announced that elections to rural local bodies will be held in two phases on December 27 and 30.

    READ | Tamil Nadu defers urban local body polls, announces dates for rural; Stalin calls EC ‘spineless’

    DMK president M K Stalin called the state election commission “spineless” for allegedly succumbing to pressure from Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy who allegedly wanted elections to be held for only the rural local bodies.

    Three weeks before the rural body elections in Tamil Nadu, a purported video of villagers “selling off” the president and vice-president posts in their panchayat has created a storm in the state.

    READ | Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts ‘sold off’ for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe

    Reportedly, the villagers agreed to give their former president and vice-president another term in exchange for Rs 65 lakh for the renovation of a local temple.